Nokias bendable future phone

October 31, 2011

We have seen bendable displays in the past from Samsung, LG and Toshiba, but none of them have really put it into a functional prototype.

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Now Nokia had their Nokia World in London and Tapani Jokinen, Head of Design at Nokia showed off their bendable phone and how it would react when you bend it different ways.

The user will control this flexible Nokia Kinetic phone by bending, twisting and even squeezing it. Different bends will result in different functions on the phone and he had a good point when he said that it makes it much easier to use in the cold winters in Finland when you are wearing gloves.

Check out the video:

Pretty cool!

@maniac13


The mobile phone of the future

September 24, 2010

and no, it’s not an iPhone.

This is a concept mobile phone of the future that was put together by Billy May. He gathered community feedback and followed up on some rather mundane visions for the mobile future to bring us the Mozilla Seabird.

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The big innovation is the use of dual pico projectors on the side of the handset, which can provide different functionality based on the phone’s orientation: flat on a table they pump out the two halves of a QWERTY keyboard, up on a dock they offer the dual purpose of a large viewing screen above and a seamless projected keyboard below. Other features, like the pop-out wireless pointer / Bluetooth headset are slightly less realistic but no less charming.

unfortunately Mozilla is not planning on building this phone (or any other phone for that matter)

But check out the video – what I like is that it runs Android, but when you dock it it runs Windows 7 – nice!

simply put – I want one!

@maniac13


Windows mobile 7, sorry Windows Phone 7 series is here

February 16, 2010

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I have been waiting for a while now and I couldn’t wait this morning to get online and read all about it.

For the past hour I have been watching hands-on videos and I have mixed feelings about it.

First of all I have to say I am impressed with the initial look and feel. Compared to the older Winmos it looks heaps better, more cleaned up and more intuitive. Your homescreen is completely customizable, it has Xbox Live integration, you can finally natively get to your facebook and twitter and and and

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The picture gallery seems pretty slick as well with full multi-touch support. The browser seems to handle page layouts the way it should be and has multi-touch support.

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Oh and of course the music integration that is taken straight from the Zune HD. One big advantage here will be that Australia might get it finally and so will the rest of the world.

One thing I didn’t like is the big bold text everywhere that sometimes doesn’t even fit on the screen and gets cut off – the picture below should say “Anonymous Caller”

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Check out the hands-on from engadget here if you haven’t enough yet.

I personally can’t wait to get my hands on one of them.

@maniac13


My Top 10 gadgets at CES this year

January 13, 2010

I wish I had the time (and money) to go to CES this year, but thankfully all my favourite tech sites were covering it very well.

So looking at all the new gadgets coming out I thought I share my favourites with you – they are in no particular order

1. The transparent laptop screen – Samsung 14 inch Transparent OLED

2. HP Slate tablet – Apple is meant to do it – MS and HP have done it

3. A.R Drone – a Quadcopter controlled by your iPhone (we mentioned it here already)

4. liquid Image HD snow goggles and underwater goggles – all you need for your own discovery movies

5. Peregrine Glove Game controller

6. LBO Light Touch – have an interactive surface on any surface (we mentioned it here already)

7. Finally some USB 3.0 products – superspeed here we come

8. PlasticLogic Que Pro eBook reader/tablet – very sexy

9. Project Natal – can’t wait to connect this to my Xbox360

10. Zyxio Sensawaft – move your cursor with your breath

something additional – these didn’t quite make it into my top 10, but are still pretty cool

The instant Camareas are back – non digital – Polaroid makes a comeback with the Polaroid Pic 1000

Lenovo bringing out a phone

Panasonic 152 inch 3D TV and wireless HDMI transfer

MSI Dual screen multitouch tablet


Play Quake III Arena on your phone

November 29, 2008

Before you get too excited it is not working on every phone 😦

imageAt the moment it is only compatible with Texas’s OMAP 2420 powered handsets like the Nokia N95 8GB, N82 and the E90.

You can run Quake III Arena on those phones and the best part is that you can also run a local server on the phone to and use a Bluetooth keyboard for online gaming.

you can read more here you can also find instructions on how to install it on your phone by scrolling further down the page.

This could be a reason for me to buy a Nokia phone again.


Concept phone can see through walls

October 2, 2008

OK OK it’s only in theory.

A group of scientists at KDDI apparently created a prototype they say could look through walls. Using geomagnetic sensors, accelerometers, and GPS, the device is able to determine its position and render its surroundings on the screen in OpenGL, including areas that are currently out of sight.

Just like in “The Dark Knight”?!?

read more here.


T-Mobile’s G1 Android – the world’s first Google-powered phone.

September 24, 2008

Well, it’s here.

Haven’t had time to read the avalanche of press about this thing, but I did really enjoy this promo for it.

Methinks T-Mobile is having a bit of fun at Apple’s expense. For what it’s worth I don’t think ‘funnest’ is a real word either.